Cast Your Ballots: Canadians Vote on Innovative Learning Ideas!

Astronaut Col. Chris Hadfield, The Amazing Race Canada Host and Olympian Jon Montgomery, and Etalk Anchor Ben Mulroney among guest judges of the CST Inspired Minds Learning Project

TORONTO, May 2, 2016 /CNW/ - The CST Inspired Minds Learning Project is calling on all Canadians to vote for their favourite innovative ideas to help children learn.

Ideas have been coming into the CST Learning Project competition from all across the country since the beginning of April in the search for new and unique ways to inspire children's learning and development!

Now, it's time to narrow the field and determine which among the over 270 ideas will make it into the Top 20 semi-finalist round in the race for $250,000 in funding.

Canadians can cast their votes online for the top 20 ideas at from May 2 -20, 2016.  After that, the final decision will be in the hands of the CST Learning Project panel of judges!

Astronaut Col. Chris Hadfield, Olympian and Host of CTV's The Amazing Race Canada Jon Montgomery, Anchor Ben Mulroney of CTV's Etalk, and Toronto's Choir!Choir!Choir! will review semi-finalists' submissions and determine the winners of the 2016 CST Inspired Minds Learning Project competition. 

"Canadians love to get involved and vote in the CST Learning Project Competition," said Martha Turner, Vice-President of Marketing at CST Consultants Inc.  "Not only will $250,000 in funding support incredible ideas, this competition is an exciting way to engage Canadians in learning and the amazing ideas that are out there."

"I'm thrilled about the opportunity to help programs that improve children's learning in Canada," said Jon Montgomery, Olympian and Host of The Amazing Race Canada.  "I can't wait to see which ideas Canadians vote on for the semi-finals. The judges will have our work cut out for us in the final round!"

For more information about the CST Inspired Minds Learning Project, please visit

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